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Social Media Activism: Adding to the Haitian Narrative

Jamaal Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamaal Bell

Media Make Change, a media justice organization, launched Project Haiti Speaks. The outreach program provides multimedia support for relief groups and platforms so survivors' stories can be told.

In Haiti, Water is Needed More Than Ever

Crystal Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Crystal Wells

World Water Day marks a chance to remember that an estimated 900 million people, especially Haiti earthquake victims, still lack access to safe, fresh drinking water.

Haiti: Where Solidarity Means Survival (Part II)

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

Haiti's history is based on displays of gifting and solidarity - forms of sharing and cooperation - toward those surviving on the margins. These displays usually go unnamed and unnoticed.

Poverty-Wage Assembly Plants as Development Strategy in Haiti: An Interview with the Center for the Promotion of Women Workers

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

By Beverly Bell and Tory Field The U.S. Congress has passed bi-partisan legislation, the Haiti Economic Lift Program (HELP) Act, that would extend an...

Haiti: Where Solidarity Means Survival -- Lessons for the Policy Makers

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

After the earth heaved, Lina Jean-Juste remembers, "It was a long night. Long, long, long. But you never felt alone. It was a huge collective grief without end. You saw people crying, then they'd sing."

Building an Agricultural Community: The Model Self-Sufficient Village in Haiti

Wyclef Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wyclef Jean

My hope is that an agricultural community will launch a national agroforestry movement that will lead to permanent, self-sufficient communities.

Haitian Farmers Commit to Burning Monsanto Hybrid Seeds

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

"Fighting hybrid and GMO seeds is critical to save our diversity and our agriculture," President Jean-Baptiste said in an interview in February. "The policy we need... is food sovereignty."

What Haitians Want from Americans (And What They Don't)

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

We asked Haitians in civil society organizations, on the streets, in buses, "What do you want from the U.S.? What help can Americans give Haiti?" Here are some of their answers.

Post-Disaster Reconstruction: Putting Haitian Citizens into the Equation

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

Haitian civil society has been completely bypassed in decision-making regarding the post-earthquake reconstruction process. They have thus created their own process.

Foreign-Led Commission Now Governs Haiti; Voting Membership Determined by Size of Contribution

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

On April 15, the Haitian Parliament ratified a law extending by 18 months the state of emergency that President René Préval declared after the earth...

MTV Tracks 'Hope For Haiti' Now Funds

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The Hope for Haiti Now Telethon proved very successful -- donations raised over $65 million for Haiti earthquake survivors. You may be wondering now though, how are the funds being spent?

Join HERE To Blog About The Relief Efforts In Haiti

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As Haiti struggles to rebuild itself, it's vital that we keep a close watch on who's doing good work and who's trying to take advantage of the disaste...

Suffering and Survival: Haitian Earthquake Survivors Need Social and Economic Rights

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

"It's a nightmare from which you never wake up," said a coordinator for Partners in Health in Port-au-Prince, referring to the January 12 earthquake a...

Make A Hands-On Difference for Haiti: Student Update

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anne Dilenschneider

Middle school students across the country provide "hands-on" support for Haitian earthquake victims by assembling hundreds of health kits for an international aid organization.

Haiti: Non-random Acts of Kindness

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

My 85-year-old mother left a message on my phone right after the earthquake. "I've found 44 baskets around the house and wonder if you can help get th...

Help Send 120,000 Solar Lights to Health Teams in Haiti

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anne Dilenschneider

Two of the most highly regarded health care nonprofits in Haiti are making an urgent plea for 120,000 lights to assist them in giving medical attention to those dispersed in the rural areas.

Haiti: Grasses of Ginen

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

Most of the people who experienced the earthquake in Haiti, do want to talk. Mostly everyone has a story they are burning to share.

Top Artists' "Tools For Thought" Auction To Raise Cash For Haiti

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The art world is following the generous trend set by musicians, designers and politicians by launching a fundraising effort for Haiti called "Tools Fo...

Notre Dame Offers Free Online Course in Haitian Language and Culture

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anne Dilenschneider

Notre Dame is offering Professor Karen Richman's "Creole Language and Culture" class as a free online course, recommended for anyone planning to participating in the Haitian relief effort.

Mich. Farmers Send Half Million Eggs To Haiti

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Eight family-owned Michigan egg farmers have donated 576,000 eggs to feed victims of last month's earthquake in Haiti. The contributions are part of t...

Haiti: One Month Later by the Numbers

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Martha St Jean

One month later in Port-au-Prince: How many more people will die? How many more building will collapse? How many still have hope?

7 days in Jiamani

Dr. Nitin Puri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dr. Nitin Puri

When I close my eyes and I remember the week I spent in Haiti, I can only hope that the lessons I learned will help people in the future.

Send a Valentine to Haiti

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anne Dilenschneider

For over 20 years, CCH members have supported community development in Haiti. One of the ways they do this is by teaching organic gardening, reforestation, and animal husbandry.

Teacher Hugs For Haiti, Breaks World Record

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Tennessee high school history teacher Warren T. Johnson shattered the world record for hugging and raised more than $17,000 for Haiti Friday, WKRN rep...

The Classic Crime in Haiti

Jorge Hernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jorge Hernandez

Classic Crime, a Seattle-based band, inspired by a previous trip to Port-au-Prince are working hard to draw attention and raise money for Haiti with their music.